Island Hopping in Coron Part 1

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Part of the package that we bought from El Compass Travel and Tours was a one day island hopping that included lunch.  El Compass took care of joining us with the other groups so we didn’t have to worry about it.  There were 11 of us in the group, and we got along well, and we all had a nice time. We left the port at around 9:30am, one hour behind schedule, because we had to wait for the group to be complete.  We were so happy because we had a very nice weather.  We were worried because just the Read More

Exploring Coron

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This is a continuation of my previous post on our recent trip to Coron.  Our hotel was located in the heart of Coron and it was just a short distance from the market, shops, plaza, and the port.  We spent some time walking around the town plaza and we explored the market for some souvenir items.  One nice thing about Coron is that the primary dialect of the locals are Tagalog/Filipino,  so communication was not at all difficult, although according to our tour guide, their local dialect is actually Cuyunin. We noticed that there were so many Ukay-Ukay shops around Read More

Awesome Coron

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I’ve always wanted to go to Coron.  I’ve seen so many photos of this place.  Mesmerizing photos of this place are  all over the Internet as well as in my friends’ albums in FB.  Seeing those photos would make any Filipino proud that this beautiful place is found in his own country, the Philippines.  Hubby and I have never been to Palawan and in deciding which place we should go to first: Puerto Princesa or Coron, the latter won hands down.  I asked friends who’ve been to both places and they all voted for Coron.  But it’s not saying that Read More

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How to Beat Clutter

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You can’t be a softie if you want to beat clutter. Practice these tactics: Clear out what you don’t need; this will make it easier for you to find what’s actually important. Have an active filing system by using labels like “To Do,” “To Pay,” “To File,” and “To Read/Sign.” This will keep paper form piling up. To keep up with mounting paperwork, check your files weekly. Always start with your financial obligations, such as paying the bills or balancing the checkbook. Then attend to the rest, which may include replying to a friend or responding to invitations. Actively sort Read More

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money Matters

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As parents, we want to give our children the life skills to survive on their own as adults. Part of that is teaching them about money.  How do you do that?  You have to teach them intentionally — look for the teachable moments: Chores Work is how money is made. There has to be an emotional and intellectual connection between work and money. Because this connection needs to be emphasized, never use the word “allowance.” Instead, pay “commissions.” When your children do chores, they get their commission. If they don’t do their chores, they don’t get paid. Obviously, chores should Read More

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